Alumnus producer wins Emmy for journalism piece

Michael Kaplan ’08 won an Emmy in the Outstanding Investigative News Journalism category for a “60 Minutes” segment that he co-produced. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Kaplan graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2012, and has written for the New York Times and worked for NBC Chicago. A former editor-in-chief of the Chronicle, Kaplan […]

NSPA honors articles, school publications

By Matthew Lee The National Scholastic Press Association selected The Chronicle as a finalist for the National Newspaper Pacemaker competition and gave VOX photographer Griffy Simon ’11 a third place prize. Michael Kaplan ’08, Andrew Lee ’09 and Cody Schott ’09 won Ryan White Excellence in Journalism awards for articles they wrote for the 2007-2008 […]

Chronicle selected as Pacemaker finalist

By Lucy Jackson The National Scholastic Press Association selected The Chronicle as a finalist for the National Newspaper Pacemaker competition, known as the Pullitzer Prize of high school journalism. Winners will be announced at the NSPA convention in St. Louis Nov. 16. The 2007-2008 volume of The Chronicle edited by Michael Kaplan ’08 and Ariane Lange ’08 is […]

The Fringe business

By Michael Kaplan Nine years ago former English teacher Eric Schrode had a vision. He would put on a show with Harvard-Westlake students in Edinburgh, Scotland during the summer. He would train them on the upper school campus and then take the play across the Atlantic to be performed as part of the Edinburgh Festival […]

Experience prevails in Head Prefect elections

By Michael Kaplan Tessa Wick ’09 and Brandon Levin ’09, both current prefects, have been elected to serve as next year’s Head Prefects. There was 80 percent voter turnout setting a new school record, Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church said in an email to all Upper School students on Tuesday.

New comedy reveals alum's "sense of humor"

By Alex Cohen and Michael Kaplan When Jason Segel ’97 stood completely nude in front of audiences across America, he got just the reaction he expected. “I went, on Friday night, theater to theater with the director [Nicholas Stoller], and we always stayed for the full frontal scene because it’s a mixture of shock and […]

Leadership summit examines dishonesty

By Michael Kaplan Two weeks after six students were expelled for cheating, student leaders searched for ways to stem academic dishonesty in the community at a hastily summoned Leadership Summit on March 8. The group of more than 30 students from the Prefect Council, the newly created Community Council and various school clubs and organizations […]

The infamous dirty dozen

By Michael Kaplan Amidst the hysteria of “midtermgate,” I got a call from my mom telling me that someone from the Today Show was on the line. They had read my blog on the Chronicle Online and wanted me to come on the show and talk about the incident. I could already see myself bantering […]

Seniors triumph in international trial competition

By Michael Kaplan  The two-person team of Melissa Saphier ’08 and Danielle Kolin ’08 won the Duke University International Moot Court Competition, held last weekend in Durham. The team of Josh Oreman ’09 and Julia Hahn ’09 made it to the quarterfinals before they were eliminated. The 50 teams in the two-day competition dealt with a hypothetical case […]

Chronicle wins National Pacemaker

By Katherine Hong Last year’s Chronicle and Vox Populi won local and national awards. Chronicle received a 4000 out of 4000 perfect score in the National Scholastic Press Association critique and was named All-American newspaper. Chronicle was a gold-medalist and All-Colombian newspaper by Colombia Scholastic Press Association. The paper won first place for the George […]